Capturing geographic information about persons or objects of interest such as the locations of high prevalence of a disease or the location of service delivery points.

You can find information about various methods for gathering and analysing geographic data on the pages about these methods for visualising data using maps:

Geographic methods

  • Demographic Mapping: Using GIS (global information system) mapping technology to show data on population characteristics by region or geographic area.
  • Geotagging: Adding geographic information about digital content, within “metadata” tags - including latitude and longitude coordinates, place names and/or other positional data.
  • GIS Mapping: Creating very precise maps representing geographic coordinates that could include information relating to changes in geographical, social or agricultural indicators.
  • Interactive mapping: using maps that allow zooming in and out, panning around, identifying specific features, querying underlying data such as by topic or a specific indicator (e.g., socioeconomic status), generating reports and other means of using or visualising select information in the map.
  • Social mapping: Identifying households using pre-determined indicators that are based on socio-economic factors.

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